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LIMA — Between the additional funding proposal being axed in the Statehouse last week, the continually rising cost of food and the drops in food donations during summer months, the West Central Ohio Food Bank isn’t left with many options to expand its reach in feeding the region’s hungry.
SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — A couple of paintings hanging in Elliott and Norma Rose’s home are certainly worth more than a thousand words.
CELINA — Following a string of incidents questioning the Celina police chief’s professionalism, David Slusser has been dismissed from his position.
LIMA — Walking through the shell of his Wapakoneta home, Ron Zenz remained calm, but was visibly stunned.
LIMA — Like the yellow lilies planted outside of 713 S. Elizabeth St., Lima’s Without Walls ministry is beginning to bloom.
LIMA — The National Weather Service is predicting thunderstorms that could produce winds in excess of 70 mph Wednesday, and with a derecho weather event as a possiblity, too.
LIMA — Tailgating is not only a nuisance for drivers, but it was also the leading cause of Ohio vehicle crashes in 2012.
LIMA — Standing inside her newly purchased Primrose Place home, Janera Curtis is all smiles.
MIDDLE POINT — An Elida man who was fishing with his wife at a Middle Point pond likely drowned after falling into the water Wednesday night.
LIMA — The Allen County Engineer’s Office will be making repairs to the Diller Road Bridge, one of many bridges in the county that need work.
LIMA — A Lima city councilman is hoping to curb crime at an apartment complex that’s had a longtime problem.
NEW KNOXVILLE — Boys and girls who hope to fly with the birds, or maybe even pursue a pilot’s license, can soar via airplane Saturday.
SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — Many little boys dream of becoming baseball players when they grow up.
LIMA — Standing in front of roughly 100 local educators and students, Dr. Steve Perry emphasized the key to successfully educating children is by giving them love and validation.
LIMA — The Allen County Engineer’s Office posted lower weight limits on six county bridges Thursday, adding to four others that restricted weight limits two weeks ago.
LIMA — Two men have been charged in the Lima Rotary Riverwalk dog attack that occurred last month.
LIMA — The Allen County Council on Aging has proposed a 0.3 mill replacement levy that voters can consider on the November ballot.
ELIDA — The mother of an Elida teen who’s been missing since Saturday said she believes he went into hiding on his own free will.
LIMA — A new partnership between Baton Rouge Health Services and Walgreens will allow the organizations to reach out and assist seniors in the community even more than before.
CLOVERDALE — An 84-year-old Cloverdale man was crushed to death by a farming planter at his residence Wednesday afternoon.
LIMA — Lima City Council members narrowly approved a city contract with the Allen Soil and Water Conservation District on Tuesday night with a 5 to 3 vote, allowing a contract that nearly doubles its annual budget from last year in order to receive more matching dollars from the state.
LIMA — Locals were given a preview of what East Elm Street could look like in a few years once a railroad bypass and a roundabout are constructed in the area, and had questions answered about how the new roadway would affect them.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — An 11-year-old from Shawnee Township arrived in the nation’s capital this week to compete among the country’s best spellers.
LIMA — The Heartbeat of Lima has been pushing pregnancy prevention curriculum for more than a decade, touching more than 20,000 Allen County students since 2002.
LIMA — Several Ohio farming organizations, including the Ohio Soybean Council and the Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association, are joining together to conduct a long-term study on farm runoff and phosphorus levels.
LIMA — While sight is a sense most take for granted every day, losing the ability to see can be an overwhelming experience.
CELINA — The Mercer County Sheriff’s Office is in the process of revising policies on firearms stored in vehicles, following the theft of several weapons from a detective's car earlier this week and subsequent arrest of a man.
LIMA — Following months of sporadic rain, snow and sleet, many are thankful the unofficial summer kickoff finally has arrived: Memorial Day.
LIMA — Standing inside the YMCA Lima lobby Wednesday morning, Lima Mayor David Berger began complaining of chest pain, nearly doubled over.
LIMA — Thousands of Boy Scouts of America members will vote Thursday at the organization’s annual meeting in Texas on whether to repeal a decades-old ban on gay youth members.
LIMA — Dozens held green balloons, bold signs and wore green shirts to rally for Medicaid expansion Monday morning in front of state Rep. Matt Huffman’s Market Street office.
LIMA — U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, spoke with a group of small-business owners representing roughly 650 Lima-area employees about health care reform and other federal issues during an NFIB meeting Monday.
LIMA — Four bridges in Allen County will have stricter load limits because of concrete and steel deterioration, the County Engineer’s Office has determined.
LIMA — Hundreds of St. Rita’s Medical Center volunteers were honored during a luncheon Wednesday afternoon.
LIMA — The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and Gov. John Kasich’s office proposed to return more than $1 billion in workers’ compensation rebates to 210,000 employers statewide, including an estimated $112 million to municipalities, libraries and schools.
COLUMBUS — With nearly 1,000 significant or high hazard dams across the state, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown hopes to pass legislation to establish emergency action and flood plans in those areas.
LIMA — For Joyce Burton, although she appears healthy, lupus has affected her everyday life.
LIMA — In the name of National Nursing Home Week, Baton Rouge Health Services and other providers will be celebrating and appreciating patients and staff alike for their services.
LIMA — Sitting in her parent’s Lima home, with a cooing 8-month-old on her lap, ShaCoya Warthem explained how her life has changed since she gave birth to her son.
LIMA — While more typical memories of prom consist of frilly dresses, a long night of dancing and good times with childhood friends, the students at Apollo Career Center took away much more from their prom night last Saturday.
LIMA — Several citizens and dog lovers attended the Allen County Commissioners meeting Wednesday morning, addressing concerns about controversial dog license enforcement sweeps.
LIMA — Medicaid expansion supporters — including representatives from Ohio Right to Life, Ohio Chamber of Commerce and the Mental Health Services Board of Allen, Auglaize and Hardin counties — are hopeful.
LIMA — All non-education tax issues in Allen County passed in Tuesday’s election, much to the relief of Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park District and Perry Township officials.
LIMA — When the Lima Police Department created a Facebook page six months ago, officers never imagined how quickly it would grow or how effective it could be as a crime stopper.
LIMA — Despite a life-changing car accident that paralyzed him from the shoulders down, Jeremy Bigelow told St. Rose and St. Gerard students he’s confident he’ll walk and play hockey again.
DELPHOS — A Delphos man is going under the knife Friday to give his wife’s longtime friend the gift of life. Literally.
LIMA — According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Lima has one of the highest rates of young, unwed mothers in the country: 68 percent of Lima women ages 20 to 24 who gave birth in 2011 were not married.
SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — Since the village of Fort Shawnee was dis-incorporated almost six months ago, the posted speed limits on its roads technically weren’t valid.
LIMA — The monthly Allen Metropolitan Housing Authority board meeting Tuesday was mostly business as usual, despite executive director Anna Schnippel’s court appearance that wrapped up the same afternoon.
LIMA — The city Safety Services Committee met with the Allen County Dog Warden, Lima police and other concerned citizens to address a dog mauling at the Lima Rotary Riverwalk.